Formerly Black Heart Edits and Trench Coat Press

Tell-Tale Press

Genre Fiction for Readers... Editing and Publishing for Writers

Tell-Tale Press offers a range of services for amateur and advanced writers and publishers of genre fiction. We can provide basic proofreading all the way up to detailed editing, formatting for print and ebook documents in doc, docx, PDF, mobi, EPUB, and other formats, and advice on publishing. We do all of this so you can focus on your best asset: writing!


Our goal is to always be upfront with our clients. We'll tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly, which means we will give your work the best analysis and editing job possible. We want you to succeed, and that means we want you to get the most out of your experience with us. You are the writer; let us boost your work with our experience and assets.


Our list of services and prices are below. Once you decide on the type of editing you need, we require a nonrefundable deposit deducted from the total amount when you submit your manuscript. We will then read and evaluate your work while providing copy edits. We will go over our evaluation with you via email, Skype or phone. From there, you are welcome to not move further in the process if you wish, and we keep the deposit. If you are satisfied and want to finish the work, we will require the full payment minus the deposit amount upon final return of the manuscript to you. We find that manuscripts usually go back and forth between author and editor about two or three times, so we won't waste your time with too many changes once we set on our path to make your story the best it can be.


PUBLISHERS: We also have flat rates available for independent publishers to help you keep your costs low so you can pay more to your authors. Email us to find out more.

Ready to talk? Email us at info@trenchcoatpress.net.

Word Count
 Proofreading/Copy Editing
Basic proofreading only. Check for typos, spelling/punctuation errors, formatting mistakes, sentence structure, and other mechanical problems. Story structure and analysis is not considered, though if we come across any glaring mistakes we will let you know.
Complete Editing
Focuses on structure, style and content. We will flag specific problems such as structural difficulties, poor pacing, plot or thematic inconsistencies, stiff dialog, underdeveloped characters, stylistic troubles, and flat writing. Regular proofreading/copy editing is also included.
Electronic Document Formatting
Creates the electronic layout for printing and publishing in both book and ereader formats. We can work with fonts and images within your file as you wish to create your final printable or ereader product. We can create doc, docx, PDF, mobi, EPUB, and various other types of files.
5,000 and under
 $20
 $50
 $20 for the first file, $10 for each additional format of the same manuscript.
 5,000 to 15,000
 $60
 $100
 $30 for the first file, $10 for each additional format of the same manuscript.
 15,000 to 50,000
 $150
 $200
 $40 for the first file, $20 for each additional format of the same manuscript.
 50,000 to 90,000
 $200
 $350
 $60 for the first file, $30 for each additional format of the same manuscript.
 Over 90,000
 Please contact us
 Please contact us
 $70 for the first file, $30 for each additional format of the same manuscript.